I don't think I could be more happy with this top. Made form basic cotton fabrics, it has front, bust, and back darts to give some great shaping, and the bow-collar is so perfect for this top. The top was plenty long enough, I ended up cutting two inches off the bottom before doing a narrow hem. In fact, I look forward to making this shirt (other cute collar styles also included in the pattern) in some more fun fabrics very soon, it is certainly a great summer top. The directions were clear and easy to follow, I think I'll be buying more New Look patterns in the future.
June 16, 2010
I don't often have luck making my own shirts and tops, they just never seem to fit quite right. So I stick with what I'm good at: skirts and dresses. But I couldn't help but be motivated to try my luck with tops once again upon seeing Zoe's 'Chinese Takeaway Top' made from New Look 6808. This was also my first time making a New Look pattern (why have I never given them much attention before?), and I loved the collar with bow, but I was nervous about setting my expectations too high and ending up with another failed top. The resulting garment: